Cameron vows to bring Jihadi John and ISIS to justice after beheading of Briton


Blackleaf
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David Cameron has vowed that Jihadi John and his fellow ISIS terrorists will be brought to justice after video emerged last night showing the Briton beheading his fellow countryman David Haines.

Mr Haines, 44, an aid worker from Fife in Scotland who had been living in Croatia with his Croatian wife and daughter, was abducted by militants in Syria last year and appeared at the end of a video showing the beheading of US journalist Steven Sotloff earlier this month.

The Foreign Office was working urgently last night to verify the contents of the latest video, in which the hostage says he holds Mr Cameron and Britain's foreign policy responsible for his death.

A second British hostage was also paraded in the video.

Responding to the video last night, the Prime Minister said: 'The murder of David Haines is an act of pure evil. My heart goes out to his family who have shown extraordinary courage and fortitude.'

Mr Cameron was called back to Downing Street just after midnight this morning straight after he learned of the beheading and he chaired an emergency Cobra meeting this morning.

The Prime Minister described father-of-two David Haines, 44, as a ‘British hero’ - and warned: 'We will hunt down those responsible and bring them to justice no matter how long it takes.’

ISIS were ‘not Muslims (even though they actually are) they are monsters’ , he said, and added that UK could not afford to ignore the severe threat the jihadists posed to both world and domestic security.

He said: 'This is not something we can do on our own. We have to work with the rest of the world.

‘But ultimately, our security as a nation - the way we go about our everyday lives in this free and tolerant society that is Britain - has always depended on our readiness to act against those who stand for hatred and now stand for destruction. And that is exactly what we will do.’

The video began with recent news footage of Mr Cameron discussing Britain's foreign policy towards ISIS.

It then cut to the man kneeling in an orange jumpsuit in the desert, reciting what appeared to be a prepared script.

He said: 'My name is David Cawthorne Haines. I would like to declare that I hold you, David Cameron, entirely responsible for my execution.

'You entered voluntarily into a coalition with the United States against the Islamic State, just as your predecessor Tony Blair did, following a trend amongst our British Prime Minsters who can't find the courage to say no to the Americans.

'Unfortunately it is we the British public that in the end will pay the price for our Parliament's selfish decisions.'

The ISIS militant, who has an ethnic minority London accent, then said: 'This British man has to the pay the price for your promise, Cameron, to arm the Peshmerga against the Islamic State.

'Ironically he has spent a decade of his life serving under the same Royal Air Force that is responsible for delivering those arms.

'Your evil alliance with America which continues to strike the Muslims of Iraq and most recently bombed the Haditha Dam will only accelerate your destruction, and playing the role of the obedient lapdog, Cameron, will only drag you and your people into another bloody and unwinnable war.'

It is still not clear, however, whether Jihadi John is actually British or whether the British accent heard on the video is actually that of someone else which has been dubbed onto the video.

'People will be sickened that this man is British': David Cameron vows to bring Jihadi John and his fellow ISIS killers to justice after beheading of 'hero' British hostage and threat to kill again

Father-of-two from Perth, Scotland, abducted by militants in Syria last year
Hostage: 'You entered voluntarily into a coalition with the United States'
Militants previously beheaded journalists Steven Sotloff and James Foley
Video released hours after 44-year-old's family made direct plea to captors
PM vows to hunt down 'murderers' after what he called 'act of pure evil'
Barack Obama says: 'US stands shoulder to shoulder with our close ally'

By Steph Cockroft and Dan Bloom and Richard Spillett for MailOnline
14 September 2014
Daily Mail

People will be 'sickened' that the man who killed a UK aid worker could be from Britain, David Cameron said today.

The Prime Minister described father-of-two David Haines, 44, as a ‘British hero’ - and warned: 'We will hunt down those responsible and bring them to justice no matter how long it takes.’

ISIS were ‘not Muslims they are monsters’, he said, and added that UK could not afford to ignore the severe threat the jihadists' spread posed to both world and domestic security.

He said: 'This is not something we can do on our own. We have to work with the rest of the world.

‘But ultimately, our security as a nation - the way we go about our everyday lives in this free and tolerant society that is Britain - has always depended on our readiness to act against those who stand for hatred and now stand for destruction. And that is exactly what we will do.’


ISIS militants have released a video which appears to show the beheading of British hostage David Haines. The Prime Minister said the aid worker had been murdered in an 'act of pure evil' and promised justice


The Prime Minister arrived back into Downing Street two hours after the video (pictured) was posted online. The killer and his hostage, who appeared to be reciting a prepared script, spoke of the PM personally

He added: 'People across this country will be sickened by the fact that it could have been a British citizen, a British citizen, who could have carried out this unspeakable act.'

His comments came after ISIS extremists released a video showing the beheading of Mr Haines.

The aid worker was abducted by militants in Syria last year and appeared at the end of a video showing the beheading of US journalist Steven Sotloff earlier this month.

The Foreign Office was working urgently tonight to verify the contents of the latest video, in which the hostage says he holds Mr Cameron and Britain's foreign policy responsible for his death.

Responding to the video last night, the Prime Minister said: 'The murder of David Haines is an act of pure evil. My heart goes out to his family who have shown extraordinary courage and fortitude.'


''We are a peaceful people': Prime Minister David Cameron makes a statement to the media on the killing of British aid worker David Haines today in Downing Street, central London


Hostage: Mr Haines was taken while working for relief agency ACTED in Syria in March 2013

Mr Cameron added: 'We will do everything in our power to hunt down these murderers and ensure they face justice, however long it takes.'

The Prime Minister returned to Downing Street shortly after midnight and is expected to chair a meeting of the government's Cobra emergency response committee in the morning.

US President Barack Obama said in a statement: 'The United States strongly condemns the barbaric murder of UK citizen David Haines by the terrorist group Isil.

'Our hearts go out to the family of Mr Haines and to the people of the United Kingdom. The United States stands shoulder to shoulder tonight with our close friend and ally in grief and resolve.

'We will work with the United Kingdom and a broad coalition of nations from the region and around the world to bring the perpetrators of this outrageous act to justice, and to degrade and destroy this threat to the people of our countries, the region and the world.'


In the video, titled A Message to the Allies of America, a second British hostage is paraded before the camera




Response: Prime Minister David Cameron tweeted that the murder of David Haines was 'an act of pure evil'


'Sickened': Ed Miliband said the aid worker 'was somebody whose only purpose was to help innocent people'

In the video, titled A Message to the Allies of America, the extremists also threatened to execute another Briton who is paraded before the camera.

IS NET CLOSING ON 'JIHADI JOHN'?

The British terrorist dubbed 'Jihadi John' has been described as a 'dead man walking' by commentators as the UK's security services seek to track him down and bring him to justice.

But while some experts have suggested he has been identified by MI5 and MI6, his sickening appearance in this ISIS video is a reminder of how much work British agents must do before they bring his reign of terror to an end.

The best hope for eliminating him may come from the skies. Last week it was revealed the US has begun using drones equipped with the latest cameras and weapons over Raqqa in northern Syria, where it is believed ISIS is holding Western hostages.

It has also been reported that President Obama would approve an immediate strike on Jihadi John if drone operators reported they had found him.

Intelligence experts are certain to forensically examine the latest video for new clues as to his whereabouts, including the desert background.

The video began with recent news footage of Mr Cameron discussing Britain's foreign policy towards ISIS.

It then cut to the man kneeling in an orange jumpsuit in the desert. Reciting what appeared to be a prepared script, he said: 'My name is David Cawthorne Haines. I would like to declare that I hold you, David Cameron, entirely responsible for my execution.

'You entered voluntarily into a coalition with the United States against the Islamic State, just as your predecessor Tony Blair did, following a trend amongst our British Prime Minsters who can't find the courage to say no to the Americans.

'Unfortunately it is we the British public that in the end will pay the price for our Parliament's selfish decisions.'

The ISIS militant, who has a British accent, then said: 'This British man has to the pay the price for your promise, Cameron, to arm the Peshmerga against the Islamic State.

'Ironically he has spent a decade of his life serving under the same Royal Air Force that is responsible for delivering those arms.

'Your evil alliance with America which continues to strike the Muslims of Iraq and most recently bombed the Haditha Dam will only accelerate your destruction, and playing the role of the obedient lapdog, Cameron, will only drag you and your people into another bloody and unwinnable war.'

The footage then showed what is believed to be the body of Mr Haines.


Family man: The 44-year-old has a teenage daughter in Scotland and a four-year-old daughter in Croatia


The video was released hours after Mr Haines's family made a direct plea to his captors to contact them. His second wife, Dragana Prodanovic Haines (pictured with him), previously said she cried for her husband daily


Home: The garden of the house where Mr Haines lived with his wife and four-year-old daughter in Sisak, Croatia

Another hostage, named in the video as a second Brit, is then paraded.

The video makes explicit mention of British and U.S. actions from around a week ago.

By doing this the militants make it clear that the video has been shot in the last few days, dispelling any speculation it could have been made months ago and only released now.

Such speculation had at various points surrounded the two previous beheading videos which feature 'Jihadi John'.

In the latest video, the killer mentions a string of U.S. air strikes on Iraq's Haditha Dam which were carried out on September 7.

The strikes were carried out to protect Iraqi forces and Sunni tribesmen who were retaining fragile control of the facility.

The U.S. has carried out more than 130 air strikes in the last month in northern Iraq.

But the strike on the dam was the first in Anbar province, which is further south, indicating an escalation of the conflict.

The video also mentions David Cameron's promise to send weapons to the Peshmerga, who are armed Kurdish fighters defending strongholds in northern Iraq.

The Prime Minister revealed the British government was arming the Kurds in a statement to MPs on September 8.

He said the UK 'will continue to support the Kurds, including by providing them with arms and training their troops'.

The militant adds: 'If you, Cameron, persist in fighting the Islamic State then you like your master Obama, will have the blood of your people on your hands.'

Before Mr Cameron's apparent confirmation of the murder, the Foreign Office said it was 'working urgently to verify' the video, which was removed from Youtube within minutes.

A spokesman said: 'If true this is another disgusting murder. We are offering the family every support possible. They ask to be left alone at this time.'

A statement on YouTube said the video had been removed 'as a violation of YouTube's policy on shocking and disgusting content.'

Labour leader Ed Miliband said: 'I am sickened at the disgusting, barbaric killing of David Haines.

'He was somebody whose only purpose was to help innocent people, themselves victims of conflict.'

'That Isil (ISIS) would choose to kill him says everything about their warped logic and murderous ways.

'Acts like this will not weaken but strengthen the resolve of Britain and the international community to defeat Isil and their ideology.

'My deepest condolences and thoughts are with his family as they cope with this terrible crime. And the hearts of the British people will go out to them.'

Labour MP Mike Gapes, a former chair of the House of Commons foreign affairs committee, called for 'decisive' action against the extremists.

'Clear IS have now declared war on UK citizens,' he wrote on Twitter. 'Our UK government and people must now act decisively against IS in Iraq Syria and worldwide.'

Shadow international development minister Jim Murphy encouraged voters to respond by giving money to the kind of aid operation that Mr Haines had been working on when he was snatched.

'After brutal murder of aid worker David Haines, UK Govt will consider its response,' he wrote. 'You can too by donating to any charity working in Syria.'

Militants from ISIS have beheaded two American journalists, James Foley and Steven Sotloff, posting the evidence online in gruesome videos featuring a masked jihadist with a British accent.



The Prime Minister said tonight the killing of David Haines 'is an act of pure evil', adding: 'We will do everything in our power to hunt down these murderers'. No 10 has not ruled out airstikes on ISIS militants


Foreign Secretary Philip Hammond (left) previously said the Foreign and Commonwealth Office was doing everything it could to protect Mr Haines. Barack Obama (right) has authorised U.S. air strikes in Syria

In the video showing Mr Foley's killing, Mr Sotloff was paraded before the camera. Then, in the video which showed the murder of Mr Sotloff, Mr Haines was paraded in the same way.


TIMELINE OF ISIS ATROCITIES

November 2012: James Foley kidnapped by ISIS militants while reporting in Syria

March 2013: David Haines taken hostage while working for relief agency ACTED in Syria. He was captured near the Atmeh refugee camp, just inside the Syrian border with Turkey.

August 2013: Steven Sotloff captured in northern Syria. It is believed he was captured near the city of Aleppo.

August 2014: Video posted online showing the execution of James Foley by his ISIS captors. The video was posted online on August 19.

September 2014: Video emerged showing the beheading of Steven Sotloff. The footage was released on September 2.

September 2014: Days after the video was posted of Mr Sotloff's death, the Pentagon revealed it had launched a failed attempt to resuce a number of hostages held in Syria. These included James Foley, Steven Sotloff and David Haines.

September 2014: Militants released a video showing the murder of David Haines. It was posted online on September 14.

Mr Foley's mother Diane told The Mail on Sunday: 'I am so, so sorry. My thoughts and prayers go out to the Haines family. I was horrified when I heard the news and so very sad for them.'

The latest video was released hours after Mr Haines's family made a direct plea to his captors to contact them.

The Foreign and Commonwealth Office released the statement late on Friday night after saying the extremists had not responded to any such attempts so far.

The statement on behalf of the family released by the FCO said: 'We are the family of David Haines.

'We have sent messages to you to which we have not received a reply. We are asking those holding David to make contact with us.'

Mr Cameron has also refused to rule out air strikes against ISIS militants.

A spokesman said on Thursday: 'In terms of air power, the prime minister has not ruled anything out and that is the position'.

The statement came a day after President Obama said he had authorised US airstrikes for the first time in Syria, along with further attacks in Iraq.

In a widely-anticipated 13-minute White House speech, he said he would hunt down ISIS militants 'wherever they are' in a drive to degrade and ultimately destroy the group, which has seized broad stretches of Iraq and Syria.

'That means I will not hesitate to take action against Isil (ISIS) in Syria, as well as Iraq. This is a core principle of my presidency: if you threaten America, you will find no safe haven.'

President Obama asked Congress for 300million to train and arm 'moderate' Syrian rebels. The training would take place in Saudi Arabia.


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Last edited by Blackleaf; Sep 14th, 2014 at 08:47 AM..
 
Walter
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Cut his "John Thomas" off first, stuff it down his throat, then cut his head off.
 
55Mercury
#3
drop them in a vat of pig fat and slowly crank the heat.

better yet, lock them in a barn with 72 virgin pigs - no food or water - see who goes hungry first.

better yet, make them horny virgin pigs!
 
Blackleaf
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Get them to renounce Islam and convert to Protestantism; then force them to read a scripted message in front of a TV camera which tells ISIS that they WILL be defeated and in which they tell all the world's Muslims that their "religion" is nothing more than an evil cult which is spreading misery around the world; then film their bloody beheading before someone sends out the final message that this will, in future, be the fate of ANY Muslim from anywhere in the world of any gender or age (unless they're under 11) who steps out of line again and fails to show tolerance to people who have different religious beliefs to theirs.

It's time to stop *****footing around now and we need to start telling the woolly-headed liberals and Yuman Rites Brigade on this forum and in society in general - Tecumsehbones etc - that WE are in charge now and it's time to nip the Muslim problem in the bud once and for all.

I'll be voting Ukip next year and it's time Canada set up its own Ukip. Kick the bloody liberals out of power.